OUTGROWN YOUR OWN BACKYARD? COME PLAY IN OURS.At Columbia, were as passionate about the outdoors as you are. And while our gear is available worldwide, were proud to be founded and headquartered in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, where natural wonders are our playground.Every product we make and every task we undertake is inspired by the famous words of our founder Gert Boyle: Its perfect. Now make it better. As pioneers of relentless improvement, we are constantly evolving.We believe the outdoors is ours to protect and strive to keep our planet healthy. We believe in empowering people to experience the outdoors to the fullest.And we believe in you.
ABOUT THE POSITION
As the Retail Marketing Specialist, you will support and drive the execution of measurable traffic and sales-driving programs to the London, Ontario Employee Store. This includes but is not limited to Business-to-Business (B2B) Programs, Special Events and Community Partnerships. This role reports to the Senior Manager, Retail Marketing.
HOWYOULLMAKE A DIFFERENCE
Build relationships and manage accounts for growing book of businesses of various sizes and industry, non-profits, associations, and events.
Have partial accountability for operational budgets.
Attend conferences, networking and customer events to represent the Employee Store and potentially other brands in the Columbia Sportswear Company portfolio.
Work closely with various corporate teams as well as HQ Corporate teams including but not limited to Corporate Relations, Retail Operations Creative/Design teams and the Retail Marketing team.
Seek out and develop new business opportunities
Perform medium volume administrative tasks including but not limited to: bar code creation, tracking and reporting, invite template creation, distribution and follow-ups for invited groups, maintenance of accurate contact records, new vendor requests, create POs and ensure invoices are paid in accordance with company policy; and submit creative requests as needed to support in-store events and community partnerships.
Provide Employee Store Manager weekly communication and tools to support invited groups
Self-motivated, able to multi-task, can work both independently and collaborate with various types of teams.
Detail oriented and have strong organizational and analytical skills.
An outstanding communicator, both written and verbally.
Driven to achieve sales or business development quotas.
A high level of comfort and experience using LinkedIn and proven ability to network, attract, build and maintain strong business relationships.
Experience with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and other Microsoft Office products as well as high level of comfort with technology.
3-5 years of experience in sales or marketing, and account management or business development.
A bachelors degree in a related field of study.
Columbia Sportswear Company and our portfolio of brands, including Columbia, SOREL, Mountain Hardwear and prAna, know a thing or two about adventures. After all, we've been on one since 1938, working to perfect the art of enjoying the outdoors. Behind everything we make is an employee who's found that the greatest adventure starts with joining a company that strives to do the right thing.
This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company.
Columbia Sportswear Canada is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, as well as any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial or local law. Columbia Sportswear Canada provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. If you require accommodations to complete an application, please contact Human Resources [email protected]
or call 519-644-5000 and we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs.